Get Free Skincare and Tinted Moisturizer February 10-14

Here at Make Me Fabulous, we’ve given you fabulous hair and fabulous make-up. Now let us give you fabulous skin!

We’ve recently added a new clinical skin care line to our treatment room,  Image.  Image was chosen because of its reputation and ability to make a visible change in your skin. With regard to ingredients such as peptides and stem cells along with advanced technology, Image is at the top of the game. In addition, Image was the skin care sponsor of the 2014 Miss Universe Pageant. And you know we love pageant girls here at MMF.

At Image, were considered the most innovative skincare brand in the industry. From using the highest percentages of active ingredients allowable by the FDA, to seeking out the latest advancements in skincare technology, we truly believe in offering revolutionary products for every skin type and every skin concern.

Every few years a new technology comes along that revolutionizes the skincare industry forever. In 2014, that innovation was called Vectorize Technology™. Available exclusively from Image Skincare, Vectorize Technology™ utilizes up to 100 layers of active ingredients such as stem cells and peptides into sphere-like molecular structures. Once applied to the skin, the encapsulated ingredients are time-released, layer after layer, offering deeper product penetration for a prolonged period of time while delivering unparalleled results.

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At MMF, we also offer hydrating, anti-aging, organic or acne peels, to add to your relaxing rejuvenating facial for even more advanced results. We would love for you to consider giving us the opportunity to help you with your skin care needs. We want to help you feel comfortable and confident in your own skin.

So, from February 10 – February 14 we are offering a FREE take home skincare kit with any facial service.  Esthetician, Courtney will choose your FREE take home kit to suit your specific skincare needs.  So you can relax, be pampered and get freebies too for valentines day!

And there is more!  You’ll also receive a custom application and FREE sample of “Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue their newly introduced crème gel tinted oil free moisturizer.  Our skin needs hydration this time if year. Who wants it in an oil free, lightweight, and oh so smooth feeling gel cream formula with minimal ingredients? Bare Minerals has it and so do we. While supplies last.

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So give Adrienne and Rosanna a call to book your appointment now! 518-885-2929 or email mmf_frontdesk@nycap.rr.com.

The Making of a Photoshoot – with Guest Blogger Nina Jade

Hello everyone!

Nina Jade  here, the face of Make Me Fab.  I am very excited to be blogging this month. After years of working with Alayne, I have to say I am honored to be the spokesmodel to such an amazing company!  Today, I’ll be chatting with you about my latest photoshoot for Alayne and MMF.  Giving you a little insight on what its like to organize, plan, prep, and do a photoshoot with the dream team!

A month or so before the shoot I reached out to Alayne and JP Elario of Elario Photography Inc, for our annual photoshoot. If you remember last year we shot around the same time on location in a bed and breakfast in downtown Albany, NY and got some pretty amazing stuff. We hadn’t shot together as a team since then so it was time to reconnect. Our last photoshoot’s focus was simple and sorta sexy. This time around we wanted to focus on black and white photography and simple styling with a modern twist. I wanted to incorporate different hairstyles that I haven’t done yet. I have had my hair curled, teased, braided, blown out, you name it, but you would be surprised that I actually haven’t shot with simple upstyles yet!

(From our previous shoot last year)

http://elariophotography.com/nina/

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Planning a shoot is always exciting, you come together to plan and organize everyone’s opinions. From there, you make a mood board that we can use on the day of the shoot. So everything runs smoothly. We all messaged images we liked and had collected from tumblr, pinterest, magazines, etc. I can get a feel on what the mood will be for the shoot and what direction I will be leaning toward with my poses and expressions. I usually go out and do a mini shopping haul too, to get items we may need if the photoshoot requires certain outfits or pieces. This time around I was lucky (or lazy) as I didn’t have to. The wardrobe didn’t have to be over the top because the main focus was mostly beauty and profile shots of ME – ( No pressure here!)

A day before the shoot I made my once every few months visit to Alayne for a hair trim,  have her fix my eye brows, and pick out a few of my favorite makeup products. We also picked out what would be great to use on set. This time we toyed with the idea of using hair extensions, which I’m happy we did!  I never use extensions since my hair is rather long but for photoshoots it adds such great volume you can’t pass up!

I have been traveling and working abroad this past year and really haven’t been in the area for more than a few days, so when I came home this time it was really a treat, I needed a lot of work! We didn’t do anything major to my hair, since we both love the length!  To be fair, if you ask Alayne, I am probably one of the biggest babies when it comes to my hair. I dream of cut and coloring and doing amazing things with it,  but as soon as I sit in that chair it all goes out the window. This time, after the blow out with Bumble and Bumble Thickening Spray we set my hair and curled it. All the traveling was really taking its toll on me and I was definitely feeling the jet lag.  Alayne sent me home to get some beauty rest!!!!  (Yes, some days I do refer to her as MOMager.)

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Pre Game Prep!

In the morning, I was back at MMF by 8:00 am and still had volume and body in my hair.  It was just Alayne and I at the salon and since we did a little prep work the day before we just had to add some extensions. Alayne recurled my hair with a 1 and 1/4 size regular iron in wrap curls, spraying everything in place with soft hair spray, Bumble and Bumble Spray de Mode and texturized with Dry Spun Finish Spray, and then we were on to make up!

We kept the make up simple at first, since that’s always the key rule for photoshoots. Clean and simple and then work your way up. Alayne used Illuminaire on me which I love. We usually use this for photoshoots because it has more coverage and it stays on thru out the shoot and doesn’t melt off mid-way.  Then on my days off from shooting I use Bare Minerals which is lighter.   I love them both because they don’t make me breakout after a long day of shooting like some other products do.  My skin is really sensitive! Alayne and I  have worked hard to find products that don’t wreak havoc with my skin.  Many people also commented on how they liked the contouring we used on this shoot.  Alayne used the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium, and of course everything is available at Make Me Fabulous.

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(selfie before first look, a must of course!)

Once we arrived at The Elario Studio, of course Lexi, Big Joe and the editing assistants, Jenny and Jaime were all there to greet us!

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I pulled out everything in my suitcase and we decided to go with the flow and see what happened, and let me say it turned out amazing! Everything just worked, the hair was soft and flowing and the makeup was on point. JP always puts on music  that I like and we all really work well together.  JP began to shoot and we just rolled with it and let the shoot take on it’s own personality and the vision that we had been messaging about for a month!  This is how we roll and we are always happy with the result.

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secondlookAfter a few looks with the hair down and playing with the fan (one of Alayne’s favorite props on a shoot) we started playing with ideas with the hair for our next looks. I wanted to do something big, yet simple, so we came up with something like this

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Channeling my inner Audrey

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Its always a good time shooting with the dream team! I walk away feeling like I created strong images that I’ll be able to use in my portfolio for years to come. Below is a dream team photo taken with Big Joe’ s vintage polaroid camera!  I love when he pulls out the old, yet classic cameras! Well, I do love being infront of any camera now that you mention it.  Tee Hee!

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I hope you guys enjoyed this post and got an idea what its like to be a part of a day with Nina! It’s a lot of prep work but once on set it all pays off. If you’d like to follow more of my work be sure to catch me on the links below!

Stay fabulous everyone!

Nina

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SIGMA comes to Ballston Spa

Industry best

Make Me Fabulous was recently contacted by Sigma Beauty  to carry their line of brushes and we jumped at the chance,  Lets give you a bit of background and reasons why we were so excited that they chose us!

Sigma Beauty is well known for inventing hand-crafted, high-quality makeup brushes. Every brush is hand-checked for optimal quality both during the manufacturing process and before products are placed into orders. Each innovative tool is tested in house at Sigma Beauty Headquarters by both professional makeup artists and beauty-enthusiasts. Sigma brushes are the You Tube bloggers’ brush of choice for their craftsmanship and value price.  Check out this beauty blogger, her only complaint has now been satisfied!

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Brush Handles:

Sigma Beauty’s brush handles are made from lightweight, high-resistance wood. They are hand cut and measured for superior quality. Each handle then receives 8 coats of paint, making them scratch resistant and guaranteed to last. The Sigma branding and brush name are then engraved in the brush, not just painted on, which makes them long-lasting and always beautiful.

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Brush Ferrules:

Our patented 3-ring brush ferrules are made with a high performance Sigmalloy™ for durability and strength. The ferrule is then laser-printed which looks luxurious and shows that the product is authentic from Sigma Beauty.

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Exclusive Brush Fibers:

Sigma is always striving to improve the industry’s brush fiber standards. Our Sigmax® synthetic brushes are super-soft and long-lasting. These innovative bristles are exclusive to Sigma Beauty and were developed to achieve the highest performance.

 

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Sigma Brushes are also cruelty free and vegan  http://www.peta.org/living/beauty/cruelty-free-makeup-brushes/

 

In addition, to make room for our new Sigma Arrivals, Many of our exiting brushes are 50 percent off!

There is even more exciting innovation in the works for our brush fibers, stay tuned!

 

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Kick the Dry Hair Winter Blues

It isn’t just our skin and lips losing moisture during these winter months.  Our hair requires more moisture, too. Cold temperatures, wind and rain all contribute to dull, lackluster hair this time of year. Even the heating in your home and car can be damaging and drying! Don’t worry, though! There are measures we can (and should) take to keep our hair healthy and ready for the first signs of Spring!

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Leaving our hair exposed to the elements even for short periods, can cause unwanted damage, dullness, flyaways, split ends, brittleness and snarling. So whether your hair is fine, straight, wavy, thick or curly we have the Bumble & Bumble solution just for you!

Conditioners containing humectants and fatty acids are integral to maintaining healthy and lustrous hair. Bumble & Bumble’s Crème de CoCo line is great for strengthening and protecting your hair. Fortified with natural oils, soy and wheat. A 10 minute masque (with a relaxing scalp massage of course!) and some time under a warm dryer will provide your hair with rich moisture and protection for up to two weeks!

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Adding a conditioning treatment to your color service is a fabulous way to protect the vibrancy of your color and overall health of your hair. This services infuses the hair with additional nutrients, natural oils and moisture and seals the cuticle to help your hair retain the color and its intensity. Extending your color for up to an additional 18-20 washes.  Bonacure Extra Shots by Schwarzkopf are another great tool we have in the salon. Tailor-made therapies for ultimate hair perfection. Three unique formulas include shine, smooth and repair to preserve lustre and your color.

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So stop fretting over dry, dull and frizzy hair and treat yourself today! Leave feeling fabulous and refreshed.

 

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Colors of Fall

Well, it’s official. Fall is here. Comfy sweaters, boots, scarves and of course one of our favorite fall trends…CARAMEL!

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With the change of seasons comes a change in hair. We go from beautiful blondes to sweet caramels. We’re seeing it everywhere from runways to the mall. Caramel is a soft color that is best suited for softer styles. Any kind of wave or curl is perfect for a caramel color.

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Here at Make Me Fabulous we love the thought of a more natural hair color. Essensity by Schwarzkopf is a color line designed with our eco friendly clients in mind. No ammonia, no formaldehyde, and beautiful results! To top it off it covers those pesky greys! Essensity Color is our first permanent ammonia-free oil-color with Phytolipid Technology which delivers real color results, natural intensity and pure softness while using natural ingredients where possible. Your stylist can help you choose the perfect shade for your skin tone. Frame your face with a few shimmering highlights and you’re ready for fall! 

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ColorProof vegan hair care line is perfect to maintain your new caramel locks. Sulfate-free | Salt-free, Gluten-free | Paraben-free, Phthalate-free | PABA-free, Carcinogen-free | MEA & DEA-free, Biodegradable formulas, 100% vegan, Never tested on animals, and Keratin-free.  Volume, hydration, smoothing, curl enhancing and clarifying products mean there’s something for every hair type!

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Now we don’t just update our hair for the seasons; we update our wardrobes and of course our makeup. You don’t have to buy all new makeup to update your look. Play up your eyes and lips! Stila Cosmetics just came out with a new 20th anniversary line with some absolutely stunning eyeshadows. Twelve colors in one pallet!

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One of the first things that comes to mind when we think of Fall is the colors (apple cider donuts is also high on the list). Bright oranges and bold reds are what make us love this time of year. So, of course we have to mention our favorite red lip. bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lips has luxuriously rich, super-saturated colors infused with vitamins and minerals to leave lips looking fuller. Line the lips with the Marvelous Moxie liner Amped. These liners have fully-loaded cream color self sharpening pencils to shape, fill, line and define lips for long-lasting wear. Next is lipstick. Marvelous Moxie Lipstick color Light It Up is a creamy, super-saturated, ultra-pigmented color that glides on like butter for full coverage with a rich satin finish. Now if you’re not a lipstick wearer don’t fret! Marvelous Moxie has a line of lip glosses that offer luscious, vibrant color loaded into a refreshing formula that slips on satiny-smooth for sheer-to-medium coverage with nonstop glistening shine. Our favorite red is Game Changer. The perfect red carpet red!

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All of the products we’ve mentioned are sold at our Ballston Spa Boutique.

32 Front St., Ballston Spa, NY 12020

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Photo Shoot Fun!

About a year ago we were approached by one of our favorite photographers, JP Elario about teaming up with Angela’s Bridal and a group of fabulous models for a bridal photo shoot. The results were amazing and it turned into a quarterly event.

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This quarter was the biggest shoot to date with 14 models to style but we were up for the task! We were looking to achieve a more realistic feel. Something a bride would actually wear on her wedding day. So updos were on the menu.  The entire Make Me Fabulous team arrived at Angela’s Bridal hours before to start prepping the models the same way we would for a real wedding. What really sets us apart is our amazing knowledge of our products. We know what works, what holds and what different hair types require.  Our favorite products for prepping the hair are bumble and bumble holding spray, bumble and bumble does it all spray adding a little bumble and bumble grooming cream for hydration. The hair turns out full and soft while maintaining the curl we need to achieve each style. To add volume at the root nothing compares to OSIS+ Glamour Queen. This is one of the newest products from Schwarzkopf and we’re in LOVE with it. You won’t believe how high you can get the hair after using it! Finish the entire look with the OSIS+ Session Label Strong Hold hairspray and the girls were everything proof.

Now onto their absolutely flawless makeup! We use only the best professional lines available. Each face is primed. One of our favorite primers is Stila All Day Prime & Anti-Shine Balm. This multi-tasking, secret weapon provides invisible coverage for a flawless complexion. Use under makeup as a primer to create an impeccable canvas for flawless makeup application, use over makeup to set and extend wear, or use in place of a pressed powder for touchups throughout the day. Foundation is also key for a flawless look. A lot of our makeup artists like the Stila Stay All Day Foundation. It even comes with matching concealer and an application brush! Lips tie it all together. We love the bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipsticks. These creamy, super-saturated, ultra-pigmented color glide on like butter for full coverage in a rich satin finish. We finish e ach face with a finishing powder like the bareMinerals Mineral Veil to give each face a perfect airbrushed look.

These photo shoots give us a much needed creative outlet and we love every single second of it. Two of our stylists were even chosen to model! Fun!! Here is a link to the entire blog post by JP http://elariophotography.com/angelas-bridal-summer-shoot/

And some of our favorite shots:

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Here’s some of the products we love and used on this shoot:

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Fabulous hair in 15!

So it’s officially back to school time. which of course, means less time in the mornings. Whether you’re getting kids ready for school or getting yourself ready, it’s always a rush. So, we thought it would  be great to offer some quick time saving styling tips.

If you don’t wash your hair every day then you’re already one step ahead! The hair is already dry. Pump up the volume by spraying some bumble and bumble does it all styling spray and rolling the hair in some large Velcro rollers. Let it set while you’re applying your makeup. Then pull them out, give you’re head a shake, add a little more hairspray and you’re ready to go. Pair is with a super trendy headband to add some bohemian flare!

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Braids are also a hot trend this year. Specifically the side braid. Start by rough drying your hair(no brush needed). Next add some texture to your hair by spritzing the hair with some sea salt spray. We’re really digging the new OSIS+ Session Label Sea Salt Spray. Give the hair a minute to dry then pull it to the side and braid. Pull out a piece or two on the sides for a softer look.

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Now don’t think we forgot about our shorter hair girls out there. Your hair doesn’t have to be long to be fabulous! One of the hottest haircuts in Hollywood is the pixie. Start by adding some volume. Try spraying in some bumble and bumble Thickening Spray on wet hair. Dry your hair using your fingers to push the hair into the direction you want it to go. Now we need texture. Rub a dry wax into your hands and add to the areas of the hair that you’d like to see texture. For this we recommend OSIS+ Rough Rubber. 

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There you have it! Three easy styles that take less than 15 minutes!

Here’s the products we talked about. All of them are sold at our Ballston Spa salon.

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Contouring, Highlighting and Bronzing like a Kardashian

Ok, we’ve all seen how amazing Kim Kardashian looks in her selfies and thought “how does she always look so good?” Well, the secret is out. It’s all about the contouring, highlighting and bronzing. We’re dishing on how to get the perfect Kardashian contoured look.

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Contouring – is meant to mimic the natural shadows of your face and to essentially reduce the areas that we want to see recede (yes, we can make our noses look smaller and our cheekbones pop!)  Remember, use matte colors with cool tones around the parameters of the face, in the hollows of the cheeks, and down the sides of the nose. Make Me Fabulous recommends using bareMinerals Faux Tan.

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Highlighting –is meant to lift and highlight the areas that we want more prominent, with the  ultimate goal of catching the light. To accomplish this, use lighter colors or something with a soft shimmer or sheen under the eyebrow, along the top of the nose, and on top of the cheek bone. A client favorite is the Stila All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminator.

 

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Now blend. Use a flat headed brush like bareMinerals Heavenly Face brush to blend it all in.

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Bronzing – is used to recreate that fresh, sun kissed glow without the damage of the suns rays.  In this case, you should use a bronzer with warm tones and unlike contouring, shimmery colors can be used. Stila has several bronzers that are great for that soaking-up-the-sun glow!

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  Now finish by setting with a color free powder like bareMinerals ”cult classic”  Mineral Veil

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And that’s it!  You’ve achieved your fabulous Kardashian contoured look!

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The best tips for airdrying your hair.

With warmer weather here in upstate,  we have been doing a lot more straightening and smoothing treatments in the salon. I also spent a day on set for the August issue of  Her Life New York  doing an editorial spread on quick and easy hairstyles. Check it out!

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Plus I love the blog Daily Makeover!  They recently did a post about air drying your hair and I wanted to recap some really great tips they included:

On those sweltering summer days, the last thing we want to do is spend time under a hot hair dryer. But what are we to do? Sadly, air drying hair is a lot more complicated than getting out of the shower and letting hair sit. Here’s some tips to get the perfect air dry every time.

Consider your products.  Look for shampoos free of  sulfates, parabens and gluten.” Like the ColorProof  line we carry.  Its all of the previous plus animal cruelty free, super concentrated, and smells amazing.”

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This means it doesn’t have detergents that dry out your hair and no extra chemicals that will take longer to dry, says Dominick Pucciarello, master stylist at Mizu New York Salon. If you have curly hair or thick hair, use conditioner as a styling product, instead of rinsing out. If you have fine hair, rinse it out. Make sure to concentrate conditioner on the ends, because that’s one place where your natural oils aren’t reaching. Applying too much conditioner to the root area can cause hair to flatten out or look oily. Sometimes tipping your head upside down to apply conditioner will help avoid getting it too close to the roots.

If you want wavy, just came from the beach hair, use a sea salt spray, like the new Salt Spray from Osis in the Session Styling Line or the Surf Spray from Bumble and Bumble.  These can be sprayed in wet and then again when dry for even more texture. 

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Next is a great tip that I had never uncovered.

Do NOT towel dry. One of the best kept secrets to a successful air dry is the importance of never touching the towel to your hair, says Chaz Dean, celebrity hairstylist and founder and creator of WEN Hair and Body Care. Towels are a large origin of frizziness. If the hair is to damp or you’re needing to get it out of your face, avoid the frizz-causing fibers in the towel, and instead opt for a soft cotton t-shirt, pillow case or microfiber cloth. All of these materials, unlike a towel, have threads that are finer. When hair is wet, it’s at its weakest and most fragile state. Thus, a regular cotton t-shirt is smooth enough to not disturb the hair.

“When I do my friend Denise’s Eliopoolus’s  hair, owner of  Something Bleu Bridal she always brings her special towel.  If you know Denise, you know, she has some seriously amazing hair!

Try a mousse.  When air drying your hair, try using a mousse, says Charles Baker Strahan, Herbal Essences celebrity stylist. It gives great hold without that stiff, crunchy feeling. Try applying Bumble and Bumbles Full Form Mousse, we can’t keep this stuff in stock, to very wet hair.  Put a golf ball-size amount into the palm of your hands and then rub your palms together to  emulsify the product. Use your palms almost as your palette—dip your fingers into your palm to pick up the product and then rub it at the scalp. The roots require the most product to lift and provide volume. Then, wring out the remaining moisture from the hair, allowing the water to carry the product evenly through the hair. Shake the hair allowing the curl tendrils to form—don’t brush or detangle, this will only loosen the curl and create frizz,” he says.

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Beware the bangs. Best route is to blow dry just those. They never seem to air dry just right on their own, and a few seconds under the blow dryer won’t melt you.

Consider keratin. Another alternative is getting a keratin treatment to make it dry faster,  It eliminates frizz and cuts down your dry time by 40 percent. Our two most popular are our 30 day spray in treatment that only takes and hour and costs only $40-$60 and the Chi Enviro, I talk about those in a previous blog here.

Braid it. Another hairstyle would be a braid, I did lots of braids and knots for my shoot with Her Life this month.  Although we did it dry on set you can also braid your hair while it is damp and let it dry while braided. A looser braid will give your hair a beautiful wavy texture, whereas a tighter braid will give you more of a crimp throughout.
Read more: http://www.dailymakeover.com/trends/hair/air-dry-hair-tips/#ixzz37zgcoMNg

 

 

A Special Thanks to Our Fabulous Clients!

As you know, we get pretty busy here at Make Me Fabulous. Between salon appointments, commercial shoots, personal projects, and weddings, I sometimes feel like we barely have a minute to sit down. But, more often than not, I get emails forwarded to me from my staff from clients and these emails are  fabulous!

I’m particularly touched that our clients take the time to let us know we’re doing an awesome job. It means the world to us and bolsters us on those days (if ya know what I mean, yes we all have them!)  I feel very fortunate to love what I do. Seeing a client’s face light up when they see themselves in the mirror after we have completed their hair and makeup never gets old. And it simply never will. Our staff works so hard to make sure our clients are more than happy and they are truly professionals in every sense of the word. It is my goal to not only make our guests feel the best they can but also train my staff to provide the best services and treat our customers with great hospitality as well!

For example, this is an excerpt from an email I received recently from one of our guests that visited the boutique…

My name is Vincent and I recently had a fantastic experience at Make Me Fabulous. I took my mom to get her hair done–she was scared having never done so before. I was very impressed at how comfortable all of the ladies made her feel and their expertise and product knowledge set us both at ease. They also went above and beyond to accommodate my Mom being in a wheelchair and transferred her from one chair to another. I was dealing with laryngitis and couldn’t talk, but Amy offered to get us both tea as she finished my Mother’s hair. We were in a rush  to get her to a doctors appointment and she finished exactly on time.

Being a sales supervisor it is my job to coach my associates about exemplary customer service; I have never seen a better example than at Make Me Fabulous! I’m sure it comes as no surprise, but we are both very happy customers! Please extend my thanks to all of the staff and, particularly, Amy who went above and beyond to make our visit an unforgettable experience.

We are confident that we will only be going to your salon from now on. Looking forward to our next appointment!

Sincerely,
Vincent and Mom

One from a very sweet bride and now boutique customer:

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Alayne and her team are amazing, she kept me calm all morning and made me look truly stunning. I received so many compliments about my hair and makeup…I was glowing. Alayne took the time to drive 3 hours in the worst weather but stood by me for touch ups and breathing exercises! I couldn’t have asked for anything else… She is a wonderful person, a fantastic makeup and hair expert, and I’m so glad to have shared this day with her.

I was in tears–happy ones, of course!

And another one from a happy bride…

For years I had heard about Make Me Fabulous through the countless wedding photography blogs. When it came time to choose the beauty professionals for my own wedding, there was no other name on my mind when I thought who would be the best. Expectations were not only met but widely surpassed. My first experience with them was at a hair trail for my mother and I. Other than having a headpiece in hand and knowing I wanted my hair up, I had no clue what to do for my wedding day for hair and makeup. Amy and Lauren immediately set me at ease and worked with me to figure out a natural enhancing, slightly dramatic and beautifully romantic look for myself. I nearly cried when I saw the finished product in the mirror that day.

On the day of the wedding they showed up at our hotel suite in time and in high spirits. I was thrilled to spend the morning with Amy, Amy and Lauren. Having 11 of us on the schedule was a big undertaking, but they did it well, keeping us on time and on track. They fit right in with my bridal party who loved them immediately and were ecstatic over the results of their own hair and makeup. My mother and mother-in-law looked so incredibly gorgeous and they worked magic with my mother’s short hair (which I thought other than a blowout there was nothing you could do to enhance chin length hair). My own look for the wedding was not only replicated from the trial but improved upon to total perfection. As my wedding ended I found myself checking my hair and makeup bewildered to find both beautifully intact after 7 + Hours. When I look at photos of myself from even late in that evening, I am still awed at how beautiful they made me feel. There is nothing in the world like that feeling and I’m so grateful to them for that. The work is exceptional, but the total experience of Make Me Fabulous is beyond words. Make Me Fabulous was simply incredible as professionals and as people. Not only will you look absolutely fabulous, but you will feel fabulous.

And finally, two new friends of ours after their Skidmore College graduation:

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Thanks so much to MMF for making my friend Jessica and I look amazing for graduation! The whole process was stress-free, went smoothly and we were all ready with time to spare before graduation. Alayne did a fantastic job with our hair and makeup! And the little “beauty emergency” kits were so cute. Thanks again, Bettina

PS Thanks to Alayne’s bobby-pinning expertise, my cap did not budge the entire time!

So to everyone who has written us or left us feedback on Facebook or Twitter–THANK YOU! Know that we appreciate it so much. We truly have the best clients and we’re so thankful for that.

Stay fabulous–

Alayne